BIG SHOES TO FILL
With Andy Meisner hoping to head up Oakland County, that leaves an opening at the county treasury. Foreseers of different stripes – both Democrat and Republican – have been telling us that state Rep. Robert Wittenberg (D-Huntington Woods) is thinking about moving from the state House to the county complex. “He’s smart, and he works hard,” said one source. Also rumored to be kicking the tires is former state Rep. Vicki Barnett (D-Farmington Hills), who just stepped down as Oakland County Democratic chair. Some may remember that Barnett ran against county Exec L. Brooks Patterson in his last go-round in 2016.